Republic of Vanuatu

Asia-Pacific  Small Island Developing States 


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Community Resilience Partnership Program



Enhancing Adaptation and Community Resilience by Improving Water Security in Vanuatu



Vanuatu community-based climate resilience project (VCCRP)



Climate Information Services for Resilient Development Planning in Vanuatu (Van-CIS-RDP)

National Designated Authority

Ministry of Climate Change, Adaptation, Meteorology, Geo-Hazards, Environment, Energy and Disaster Management
Mr. Abraham Nasak Primary
Director General
Ms. Florence Iautu Operational focal point
Strategic Manager
Ms. Julia Salerua Operational focal point
Project Development Officer
Phone +678 7756715

GCF Team

Diane McFadzien
Regional Manager
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Samantha Rabine
Regional Officer
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Princess Kaite Corporal
Regional Analyst
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News + Stories

On the frontlines of climate change: Financing the largest community-based adaptation project in Vanuatu

16 Mar 2023 / ‘We women depend on fishing along the coastline to provide fish for our families but most of our catch now are much smaller than the ones we caught here the past years,’ says Jennie Jenery, a villager from Efate Island in Vanuatu. Dressed in a blue house dress, Jenery deftly strings a fishing reel while talking about her life on the island. ‘Agriculture is a major focus of our lives. We depend on agriculture’.

GCF partners with Save the Children on major Vanuatu climate resilience project

20 May 2022 / GCF and Save the Children have signed an agreement on a major new community-based climate change adaption project in Vanuatu.  The signing follows swiftly after the project’s approval at the most recent GCF Board meeting in Antigua and Barbuda.

The positives of preparing for disaster

11 Jun 2018 / A guide to GCF’s support for climate change early warning systems

Funds flow in GCF’s first direct access project with Pacific Islands

23 Oct 2017 / GCF has signed a funding agreement with SPREP improving Pacific islands’ ability to deal with climate-induced disasters.

GCF talks renewable energy with Alliance of Small Island States

19 Oct 2017 / GCF participated in the recent high-level meeting of 17 ministers of Energy and Environment of the the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS).

Shoring up early warning systems for Asia-Pacific SIDS

29 Sep 2017 / Five island countries in the Asia-Pacific region are teaming up with the WMO to boost their resilience to weather events.

GCF helps Vanuatu smooth climate finance path

27 Jun 2017 / GCF has disbursed USD 296,000 to Vanuatu to increase this vulnerable island country’s capacity to access climate finance.

GCF Readiness Results - Vanuatu

01 May 2017 / In December 2016, Vanuatu was awarded a grant for a Climate Information Services for Resilient Development project.